- Jul 1, 2016
- Jackson Bay. New Zealand
- S64 Crane, MD 500 , Magni M16 & SC M912
Wolfy.I think it is essentially your thread Pete so go for it, I am sure many would like to read it anyway.
I also fly both but am back to flying gyro's partly because of financial reasons and partly because gyro's are just so simple, forgiving, relaxing and enjoyable to fly.
To add to that they also “ooze with character & reek recreation “
Just look at the character filled little beast you have made from bits you had laying around and looks like to be flying great.
Copy that & will post this article I wrote a couple of years ago for our NZ AOPA.
Just a bit of how I got into helicopters and a few interesting points along the way then touches on gyros the last paragraph. I never did write the 3rd part as I am still actively flying it. Although covered some in Sanmans thread.
One point up until the event at the end of this article, is I had never seen a gyrocopter in flesh be it in the air or on the ground. They just did not register with me as something I would ever want to fly. I had my hands full keeping alive doing what I was let alone adding more risk.
I had spent a lot of time in the jungle and was a very latecomer to the internet & never paid attention to videos or pics of them as never envisaged flying one.
I will add a bit in a couple of days to more address Loftus question.
Sorry still not pdf load capable, also the quality of the pics not great, thats how they were in the mag. Pics of pics some.